Mrs. Heidi Lee Erdley Griffin, 63

Mrs. Heidi Lee Erdley Griffin, 63, of Gainesville, passed away April 3, 2021 at her residence following an extended illness.


A celebration of Life service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 15, 2021 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Due to Covid-19, the family requests that everyone attending the visitation and service wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines.


Born on April 23, 1957 in Munich, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Russell Richard and Mary Elizabeth Vail Erdley. She was employed with Alston-Bird for 13 years.


Mrs. Griffin is survived by her husband, Bud Griffin of Gainesville; daughter, Carrie Griffin Jarrard (Kyle) of Gainesville; sons, Clint Griffin of Palm Beach, FL, Ryan Griffin (Erika) of Duluth, Adam Griffin (Anna) of Marietta; 5 grandchildren; sister, Michelle Erdley of Englewood, FL and a number of other relatives.


Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.


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Ben and Peggy Robinson 2021-04-05 16:05:59
Heidi was a fun loving and very giving soul. We shared so many wonderful times with she and Bud at our neighboring lakeside homes. May she rest in eternal peace.
Janice Baker 2021-04-05 17:44:32
A loving soul who I will miss. My condolences to entire family.
Pam Hilton 2021-04-05 23:50:37
Heidi was one of my very best friends. Even though I met her when she was starting to get ill, she never quit, and she always saw the best in every situation...even if she was confined to a small area. You know a friend is a true friend when she listens and tells you the truth, no matter if you want to hear it or not. I will miss her laughter, her honesty, her love of nature, Mexican food and Proscuitto, I love you Heidi! You are one of the luckiest women I know because you truly have a man who loves you with all his heart, and the same was true of you :). God bless you and keep you, my His face shine up one you until we meet again.
Sharon Patton-Griffin 2021-04-06 07:58:47
An amazing spark of light has joined the stars in heaven. God’s speed, Heidi!✨
Jeffrey Griffin 2021-04-07 13:11:34
In remembrance and honor of Heidi. May her memory remain a pleasant blessing to all that follow. I am donating to her memory and offering condolences to the family for their loss. May peace find its place in all of your hearts.
Mitzi 2021-04-07 14:49:54
Bud, I was so sorry to hear of Heidi’s passing. I know you are heartbroken as well as everyone who knew her vibrant spirit. I will always cherish our Florida memory where we had such a great time drinking margaritas and telling stories. She was such a fun welcoming person. You are in my thoughts.
Morreen Mersberger 2021-04-07 23:53:31
I am truly blessed to have gotten to know Heidi over the past two years. We had an instantaneous bond & I so much enjoyed spending time with her. She was one of a kind & I admired her resilience & positive attitude. She was such a shining example of a true friend & I will miss her dearly. The next time I eat Key Lime pie I will think of her. Whenever a Cardinal appears at my bird feeder I will think of Heidi & hear her telling me about all the others birds in my backyard. May you Rest In Peace Heidi.
Cheryle Phelps 2021-04-10 17:03:55
I met Heidi and Bud as young newly weds buying a home. I worked with them during a few other moves over the years and they became FRIENDS before clients. Heidi was such an outgoing artistic soul and always uplifting. Our last visit was Jan. 2020 when they came to my house in Fort Myers, Fl. She was not well, but eager to visit and lunch with us. She will be missed by all who knew her and her family. Peace be with you Heidi!
Ann Bereska 2021-04-12 14:43:13
Heidi will be missed on this earth by so many. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She was a friend that loved life and her husband. She had a gifted eye for art and beautiful handmade jewelry. Thank you Heidi for being a trusted friend. Bud, we are here for you if you need anything at all. We love you. Prayers for the family.
Cindy and Tommy Foster 2021-04-15 10:34:42
Bud we were so sorry to hear the loss of Heidi. We have so many good times and memories to hold on to that we shared with you both. Please know our heart is with you and will cherish our friendship forever. Praying you will be at peace once again with her smiling heart that will live with you forever. Stay strong!
Kathleen and Ned Adams-Becker 2021-04-18 18:52:56
Bud, we were so sorry to hear of Heidi's passing. We know she struggled and fought so hard to stay. Your love and devotion to her was her strength throughout. We are thinking of you and your family at this time and hope that all the wonderful memories you have of life with the 'love of your life' comfort you. Best always, Kathleen and Ned
Sherry Link (Cousin) 2021-04-18 19:47:30
Bud and Family, Cousin Heidi was an amazing artist who adored her family and life. Her beautiful love and memory will live forever in our hearts. Thank you Bud for the loving care you always provided, she always bragged that you were the best husband in the world. We kept in touch by phone we would laugh and reminisce about our families many years of memories.I will always cherish the beautiful oil painting she gave me a few years ago. I love you and will miss you Cousin. Love and prayers to the family. Sherry and John
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